Common Cycle’s biannual maintenance courses are intended to help train future volunteers and community members by providing hands-on experience and general knowledge about fixing bicycles and assisting people who come to our mobile repair stand.
Common Cycle’s Fall 2017 Maintenance Class will begin Wednesday, October 11th and run on 6 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 in Ann Arbor, concluding on November 15th. Classes will be held at U-M Outdoor Adventures Center, 336 Hill St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. We cover a range of repair and maintenance from basic (e.g. tube change, brake adjustment) to advanced (e.g. hub overhaul, wheel truing).
The course is capped at 15 students so that everyone will have some time and space to do hands-on work. No advance knowledge of bike repair is required, just an interest in learning more. Students may bring in their own bikes which we will diagnose as needed and use for demonstration.
Although this is a low/no-cost course, we ask you to respect the large amount of volunteer work that goes into facilitating and teaching the course. If you are enrolled, we expect you to attend the majority of sessions or make clear in your application if you will not able to attend some sessions. If selected, we expect participants to volunteer at at least two Common Cycle events over the subsequent 12 months.
Application link: https://goo.gl/forms/CmKFGZl0NY78XL722
Applications close Sunday, October 1st. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.